News

Just as quickly as the season started, our summer of piping has come to an end! While we did not make the cut for the Grade 2 finals, we are proud of the work that everyone has done in preparation for the World Pipe Band Championships! Thank you for all of your support through this season and we are looking forward to the next season!

Please stay tuned on our Facebook Page as we will post updates on our progress for the next competition season!


Here is the Medley recording from Glasgow, Scotland!

About Us

Great Lakes Pipe Band was formed in 2009 under the simple idea of having a group of musicians come together to play music at the highest level possible. Similar to the old Caledonian Pipe Band, Western Reserve Pipe Band, and the original North Coast Pipe Band, we believe there should be one place for musicians to play together at a high level in this region. We intend to be selective as far as admitting members to the Band both in terms of playing standard as well as personality.

The band has won numerous awards including U.S. Open Pipe Champions, Canadian Champions and placed second at the North American Championships Gr2.

Not soley a competition band, the band also performs regionally. Most recently, the band performed at the Dubin Irish Festival, one of the largest festivals in the United States.

We believe that our Band, as well as all US based bands, achieve their playing and organizational standard based on the leadership and instruction provided within the organization. We believe we have the right people in place to achieve a high standard in both areas.

If you think you are a good fit, please contact a section leader.

The band holds regional practices in Cleveland, OH and Alma, MI. "Big band" practices are held in Cleveland or Detroit. Cleveland practices are held in the studio of The Brady Campbell Irish Dance School which is located on the second floor, above P.J. McIntrye's Pub. The Dance School and Pub are located at 17119 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH 44111. We'd like to thank Rebecca and Pat Campell for letting us use the studio for our practices...conveniently located above your Pub!

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Pipes


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Barry Conway - Pipe Major

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Steve MacNeil - Pipe Sergeant


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Clark Abercrombie - Piper

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Laureano Thomas-Sanchez - Piper

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Ben Elliot - Piper

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Joey Horwath - Piper

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Tyler Tagliaferro - Piper

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Andrew Douglas - Piper


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Nicholas Monin - Piper


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Chris Mroczka - Piper

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Calum MacNeil - Piper

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Josh Whitson - Piper

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Anne Gallo - Piper


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Alan Curran - Piper


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Eli Woolcott - Piper


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Garth Sinclair - Piper


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Mic Trenor - Piper


Snares


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Alex Wright - Lead Drummer


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Michael Crawley - Snare

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Pete Lowrie Jr. - Snare


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Sean Potter - Snare


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Steve Laughlin - Snare


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Isabella Jackson - Snare


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Sean Lawry - Snare


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Garrett Stewart - Snare


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Molly Steuber - Snare


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Nicholas Moore - Snare


Tenor & Bass


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Anne Balogh - Lead Tenor

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Nicki Hulec - Tenor


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Fiona Conway - Tenor


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Katie Craig - Tenor


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Tommy Bulger - Tenor


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Sarah Emerick - Tenor


Events

May 25 & 26, Alma Highland Festival


June 14 & 15, Chicago Scottish Festival


June 22, Ohio Scottish Games


July 6, Kincardine Scottish Festival


August 17, World Pipe Band Championships

Cleveland Historical

Read about the some of the influential people of Cleveland's scottish heritage.

Pipe Major Alexander "Sandy" Hain

Fred Sangster

Contact Us

If you are interested in playing with us, hiring the band for an event, or getting ahold of a band member. Please feel free to use one of the contacts below.

Barry Conway, Pipe Major barrymconway@sbcglobal.net

Alex Wright, Lead Drummer AlexWright19@gmail.com

Anne Roby, Lead Tenor/Band Manager annebalogh1025@gmail.com